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Sackville's annual Salem Summer Send-Off set for Saturday

The popular touch-a-truck event will return to this year's Salem Summer Send-Off, one of many activities planned for the popular community event.
The popular touch-a-truck event will return to this year's Salem Summer Send-Off, one of many activities planned for the popular community event. - Scott Doherty

Dunk tank returns in 2018

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Want to make a big splash this weekend?

Then plan on joining the Salem Home & School Association as it invites the public to attend its sixth annual Salem Summer Send-Off on Saturday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. at Salem Elementary School, 70 Queens Road. This family focused community building fundraiser is the perfect way to celebrate the finishing up of another successful school year while getting ready for the summer to come. The event is admission by donation and will be held rain or shine.

After last year’s success, the Salem Summer Send-Off will have a dunk tank again! Some of the planned participants include: Salem principal Ada Phinney, Sackville town councilors Andrew Black and Alison Butcher, and Matt Pryde, Sackville’s manager of recreation programs and events. There may even be a surprise guest or two.

Organizers have also been busy planning a day of full of good fun and activities for everyone to enjoy. Among the many planned activities are: a touch-a-truck venue, a bouncy castle, face painting, and live entertainment, highlighted by the Salem Grade 4 talent show. A BBQ and canteen will be on site and operated by members of the Sackville Rotary Club. The many scheduled community partners to be in attendance include: the Town of Sackville, Mount Allison Summer Camps, EOS Eco-energy, the Owens Art Gallery, the Sackville Public Library, Iris Counselling, Struts Gallery, Sackville Minor Baseball Association, Mt. Allison MASSIE program, Sappyfest and more. Those attending can get a library card, make some art or play a game while learning more about what these groups offer to local families over the summer.

There will be also be a used book sale, bake sale and teacher dessert walk and fish pond. Proceeds from these fundraisers will support the initiatives that the Salem Home & School Association funds in collaboration with the staff and administration of Salem Elementary.

So, come join the fun this Saturday, June 16, at 70 Queen’s Road and help the Salem Home & School Association continue to fund field trips and projects throughout the school year—like last fall’s Paint the Playground 2.0 and the student initiated New Soccer Goals. Our commitment to every child at Salem Elementary is only bound by the limits of our collective imagination and the investment we are willing to make in their school, its staff and administration.

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